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July 08, 2016

Go on a treasure hunt at The Franklin Institute

Pick up science clues to find where X marks the spot

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Ben Franklin statue in the Franklin Institute R. Kennedy/Visit Philadelphia™

The striking Benjamin Franklin Memorial greets people as they enter The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania’s most-visited museum. Anyone can visit the rotunda for free during regular museum hours to view the 30-ton statue of Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father, as well as the short multimedia show entitled "Benjamin Franklin Forever," occurring at the top of each hour.

The Franklin Institute will host the next Science After Hours event on July 12. During the 21-plus event, attendees will embark on a treasure hunt through the museum.

Grab beer or wine from several cash bars within The Franklin Institute and search for where X marks the spot. Guests will pick up science clues along the way to help them find the treasure.

Each Science After Hours evening includes access to many of the museum’s hands-on exhibits, as well as the opportunity to head onto the rooftop observatory (weather permitting).

Tickets for the treasure hunt are $15 per person. Museum members get a discount.

Science After Hours events usually meet capacity quickly, so if you're waiting to buy tickets, check in with the event Facebook page to make sure it isn't sold out yet.

Science After Hours: Treasure Hunt

Tuesday, July 12
7-10 p.m. | $15 per 21-plus adult
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
(215) 448-1200